NAMW Member Teleseminar April 26
11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT
As I work with memoir writers, I am privileged to see two sides of them as writers—the part that is eager to write, loves the story, and can’t wait to get their unique message out to the world. Then there’s the other part—the one who does NOT want to be edited, feels violated by an editor taking a look at the “gold” there on the pages, and who would rather hike 10 miles in the snow than submit anything to an editor.
The second part of you really has to shift into a new mode—if you want to become a professional writer. Editing is about creating something beautiful and easy to read, and let’s face it—our first efforts, even our 10th or 20th, aren’t likely to give the reader that experience.
In this member teleseminar with an experienced editor, David Colin Carr, we will discuss how you can more about editing—what it is and isn’t, and learn how to become a good editor for yourself.
- What do editors do, anyway?
- What support can you find for free to help you create your best manuscript?
- How do you work with the demons that writers face?
- What to expect from the relationship between you and your editor.
- Tips for self-editing and preparing the manuscript for an editor
Editor David Colin Carr has been editing fiction, non-fiction, and dissertations since 1988 with writers as far flung as China and Thailand. He works collaboratively with clients to bring forth their passion – with clarity, coherence, while preserving their distinctive voice. He is dedicated to projects that value, expand, and connect our human hearts – offering his own heart, counseling experience, and creativity to bring forth the brilliance of both the writing and the collaborative relationship. www.DavidColinCarr.com